Friday, April 25, 2008

Haunting Pinholes

Always a beautiful, mysterious, unique, and sometimes frustrating project — pinhole photography has a look of its own.

For this project we built our own cameras from household objects. We then shot onto b&w, RC photo paper, scanned them on a flatbed scanner, and took them into Photoshop to edit. Later, we reprinted the images as digitally enlarged negatives that we could contact print back onto RC paper. The final images range in size from 4x4 inches to 8x10s.

Click HERE to see some of the results.


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Deb Davis: Critiques and Lecture

Deb Davis will be visiting Georgetown Wednesday and Thursday (April 23 & 24).

Wednesday: she will be giving critiques of student work between 4-6 PM. My guess is that it will be directed toward photographic work, but not exclusively. So, if you'd like to get her feedback, drop by and show her what you've been creating.

Thursday: she will be talking about her work, Varied Notations_Traveling, in the Cochenour Gallery from 8:30-10:00 AM. Yes, that is a little early, but this will be a one time opportunity. We'd love to have you join us. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Maya Lin in Louisville

A number of us from the Art Department were able to visit Louisville this week for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear world renowned, "architect, artist, and visionary," Maya Lin. The artist, most well known for her design of the Vietnam Veteran's War Memorial, spoke for about an hour and presented a slide show of her broad range of work all the way up to her most contemporary projects. Personally, I'm so very glad we all had the chance to be a part of her visit to the Bluegrass.

A few photos were taken along the way; if you'd like to see more, click HERE.


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

2008 Senior Show

You are invited to the Georgetown College Art Department's 2008 Senior Show!

Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery
Opening: Thursday, April 17, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Through April 27, 2008

The Georgetown College Art Department presents the 2008 senior art show consisting of works by five studio artists and displays by three art history majors. During the opening, the three art history majors will make brief presentations beginning at 6:00 p.m. All eight seniors will graduate in May of 2008 with degrees in art.

The show will feature:
Lauren Flaherty - Digital Imaging
Jessica Jackson - Painting
Karyn Leverenz - Art Collections Management
Megan Parker - Historic Preservation
Kristie Powell - Artist Biography
Kara Renfro - Light Sculpture & Installation
Lauren Sims - Digital Illustration
Justin Taylor - Graphic Art

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Spontaneous Yearbook! YES!

If you were able to make it to the Spontaneous Yearbook shoot, then you know what it's all about. Thanks for all those who participated. To see the collection of 120 shots, click HERE.


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

ART 120, Photograms

This is a collection of selected traditional, b&w photograms from the ART 120 (Photography) classes. A variety of methods and subjects were created in these interesting and often times unexpected images. To see more, click HERE.

Susan Meiselas @ UK Friday

"Carnival Strippers." That's all I'm saying. If you'd like to find out more about Susan Meiselas, click HERE.

She will be speaking at the Robert C. May Lecture Series at UK's student Center (Worsham Theatre) on Friday, April 11, at 4 PM. I (Darrell) will be in attendance; let me know if you'd like to join me!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Color Research

Here is a great article on color relationships in New York specifically in fashion but of interest to artists as well. Click HERE for the article. And click HERE for the moma color chart exhibition site that it references.

New Must see artist

Gregory Barsamian.

Gregory makes stop animation using large scale sculptures that rotate in time with a strobe light. His website is linked in the Must see artists section on your right. You have to look at his videos especially the juggler.

Prof Graham


The Art Department is holding its second annual Artweek! Come and join in the festivities and spread the word about attending these undreamed of happenings each night from 6:00-8:30 PM. Also, don't forget to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the AMEN House; each item enters your name in a prize filled raffle.

Monday, April 7: Create a Chalk Paradise with the Painting Students in front of the Wilson Art Building.
Join the painting students in creating fabulous chalk paintings on the sidewalks around the art building.

Tuesday, April 8: Tattoo You with the Silkscreen Students.
The Silkscreen class will be having works on display while performative and interactive demonstrations will be going on.

Wednesday, April 9: Spontaneous Yearbook with Digital/Photo Students in the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery.
Pictures will be taken from 6:00-8:30 for an impromptu, online "yearbook." Make your portrait as fun or as serious as you like; be photographed on your own or with a group; dress up or wear your favorite costume, it's all up to you—just make sure you don't miss out!

Thursday, April 10: Movie Night with Kappa Pi.
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)—Katherine Ann Watson (Julia Roberts) has accepted a position teaching art history at the prestigious Wellesly College. Watson is a very modern woman, particularly for the 1950's, and has a passion not only for art but for her students. Although a strong bond is formed between teacher and student, Watson's views are incompatible with the dominant culture of the college.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Photo Collage with ART 120: Photography

In one of our recent projects, the Photography classes worked on photo collages in the style of artist David Hockney. The final creations are large scale composites made up of multiple, 4x6, color prints. To see more of the students' work, click HERE.